We’ve just gotten word that Lewis “Alan” Coil, a regular commenter here at Michael Davis World and at many other websites, died last Friday, April 30, 2010 from an apparent heart attack at the age of 55.
Paul Shiple posted the notification on Harlan Ellison’s web board. “I wish I could speak more of what a great friend he was to me and my family, to me and all of my friends but I don’t have it in me at this time. He is greatly missed by many.”
He was well known to many in the Ohio fan community, and was a regular at Mid-Ohio Con.
“Alan was aslo a frequent commenter over at at www.michaeldavisworld.com,” noted Mike Gold, ComicMix editor-in-chief and michaeldavisworld.com weekly columnist. “His observations and comments were witty and informative which just the right amount of fringy attitude that we find in the best bloggers. This news hits me like a ton of bricks, and I’m truly saddened by his passing.”
MDW extends its love and sympathy to Alan’s friends and family. He will be missed.